Canby High School Family Newsletter

For the Week of January 20th to 26th, 2022

Principal's Message

Good afternoon Canby High School Students and Families!

With all the local school closures, I’m glad our District has been able to stay open and provide our students the opportunity to continue in-person learning and after-school activities. We appreciate our students continuing to uphold protocols and our community's support for our enhanced procedures to keep games going. The good news is our attendance rate seems to be improving. Let’s hope this trend continues!

I’m excited to announce a new form of recognition: the Cougar GOLD award. Staff nominate students who exhibit “GOLD” standards at CHS. It could be for outstanding grades, most improved, excellent team member, amazing kindness, student leadership, etc.. Counselors and administrators will present these students with a special Cougar GOLD award in class, celebrating their achievements with them and their peers.

Finally, this week we premiere our play, Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Please see the information below. Show times are 7pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, with a Saturday matinee at 2pm. Seating is limited and masks are required to attend. Tickets are available at the door.

Stay healthy and strong, Canby!

Go Cougars!


Greg Dinse

Principal


#CanbyProud

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Upcoming Events

1/20, Thursday: Swimming, HOME, 4:00pm, Boys Basketball, HOME, 6:30pm, Girls Basketball, AWAY, 6:30

1/20, Thursday: “Fall” Play The Importance of Being Earnest, FAC, 7:00pm

1/21, Friday: “Fall” Play The Importance of Being Earnest, FAC, 7:00pm

1/22, Saturday: “Fall” Play The Importance of Being Earnest, FAC, 2:00pm AND 7:00pm; Robotics competition @ Franklin HS, 11am to 1pm; Snowboard Competition @ Mt. Hood; OHSET Competition @ Linn County Fair

1/25, Tuesday: Boys Basketball @ HOME, 6:00pm and Girls Basketball @ HOME, 7:30pm

Academics

  • ACT Testing for all juniors is April 5th. We will also administer the PreACT for all 9th and 10th graders. The PreACT is a practice test for the ACT. Juniors are encouraged to prep for the ACT and can access free online practice tests, study guides, online test prep and events through ACT. Go to this link for ACT prep: (https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation/free-act-test-prep.html). 12th graders have the day to visit colleges and explore post high school options.

  • Oregon State Assessment - 11th graders are still required to take the Oregon State Assessment (OSA) per state and federal requirements. They will start testing next week in reading. Note that this assessment could potentially be used in lieu of college placement exams with satisfactory test scores (check with the college for more information). Parents who want to opt out their students can go to this link and click on “Opt-Out Form” in English or Spanish: https://www.canby.k12.or.us/en-US/oregon-state-assessments-bb3efb0f.


Here is the testing schedule as of 1.20.22:

  • Jan. 24 - 24 (tentative) - Math - testing in math classes

  • Jan. 11 - April 15 - ELPA - testing in EL classes

  • Reading and Writing - testing in US History C and English classes - POSTPONED (will test in February)

Activities and Arts

The Canby Theater program, under the new direction of Ms. Sullivan Mackintosh, presents Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. It’s a comedy about two bachelors, who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men called Ernest. The pair struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise and misadventure.

Performances are scheduled for January 20, 21, 22, 27, and 28. Evening performances start at 7pm and Saturday matinees begin at 2pm.Tickets available at the door. $10 General Admission, $8 K-12 Students, Free for CHS Students with school ID

Athletics

COVID UPDATE: As mentioned above, the Omicron variant is having a significant impact on our students and staff. Throughout the region, many games and events have been canceled. Some schools are restricting crowd size or postponing games.

At this point, CHS plans to continue with our scheduled events. The following are modifications we’re enacting to minimize the spread and keep our events going:

  • Reinforce Protocols: All individuals (players, officials, students, guests) are expected to wear masks and maintain appropriate distancing while indoors, except while actively participating.

  • Crowd Size Limits: At this time, no constraints are in place, but we prefer to limit the amount of spectators. Again, masks must be worn and appropriate distance must be maintained. We are still livestreaming events via NFHS Network, in the main gym.

  • Student Group Limits: Attending Band and Cheer squads will be limited in size.

  • Locker Room Access will be limited

  • No Overnight Team Travel

Our response to the pandemic developments are current and may change as the situation evolves. Significant changes will be communicated through subsequent emails.


Please check the athletics website at CanbyAthletics.com for the most up to date information. Often cancellations happen with little notice, but we will do our best to communicate it out as quickly and thoroughly as possible.


Spring sports registration is now open. Please visit registermyathlete.com to register for a spring sport.


Oliver Insurance Athlete of the week

Week of 1/3/22 Jack Hayhurst - Boys Swimming and Elizabeth Johnson - Girls Swimming

Week of 1/10/22 Ty Ewers - Wrestling and Hannah Thompson - Dance

Week of 1/17/22 Hailey Magenheimer - OHSET and Isabelle Perreira - Cheer


Last trimester, we partnered with Odd Moe’s Pizza of Canby to create the “Odd Moe’s Unsung Hero of the Week” award to recognize those athletes who contribute to their teams in ways that go beyond athletic skill.

The Odd Moe’s Unsung Hero for the week of 1/10/22 Matthew Soles - Boys Basketball


1/17/22 Tyler Olson - Girls Basketball

Other Information

Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Every household in the U.S. is now eligible to order four free at-home COVID-19 tests through the federal government. The tests are completely free, with no cost for shipping. Order yours using the USPS form here. For more testing resources, visit www.covidtests.gov.


COVID Testing

CSD is offering testing at school for students who become symptomatic at school and for Test to Stay, but a permission form must be completed before administering the test. Please fill out this online permission form. For more information, visit our COVID-19 Information page.


Latino Parent Advisory meetings postponed

Due to low turnout, we are postponing our Latino Parent Advisory meetings until we can meet in person. We thank all the parents that attended in the past and look forward to our meetings in the future.


From Nutrition Services

Breakfast and lunch are free to all students this 21-22 school year!

The Oregon Department of Education allows one free meal per student, per meal type.

One breakfast is allowed per student, before school starts or during break, not both. One lunch is allowed, including one entree, one milk, and as many fruits or vegetables as they would like.

Starting on Tuesday 1/4/2022 we will have students enter their school ID numbers at the register when they get a meal. This system is used only to count students, not to charge for first meals.

If your student chooses to take a second breakfast or second lunch (after the first free meal), they will be charged on their lunch account, regardless of free or reduced status.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call Nutrition Services at 503-266-6742.


Winter Weather Prep

Please subscribe to Canby School District on FlashAlert.

As the temperatures continue getting colder, it’s time to start preparing for winter weather and the snow bus routes, school delays, or closures that can come along with it.

When inclement weather strikes, the district will make decisions about school as early as possible -- sometimes even the night before, but our goal is by no later than about 5:30 a.m. on the day of the weather event. The message will go out via FlashAlert and will then be reported on most news websites and TV stations.

To make sure you’re set to receive the information, again, please subscribe to Canby School District on FlashAlert. Now is also a good time to update your text preferences online by listing your phone number. For more information, please see our inclement weather page.


CSD COVID Updates

https://www.canby.k12.or.us/covid-19-information-ea60611d


SafeOregon Program

Canby School District is now offering the community a simple way to report student safety threats. SafeOregon is a 24-hour anonymous tip-line individuals can use if they see or hear about instances of bullying, violence, threats, drug use, suicidal thoughts and more. The goal is to keep students safe by preventing threats from coming to fruition.

There are a number of ways to report, including:

  • Texting or calling 844-4-SAFE-OR (844-472-3367)

  • Emailing tip@safeoregon.com

  • Online at safeoregon.com

  • Via the SafeOregon app

Please help us keep Canby’s kids safe by utilizing this program.


Cougar Store is Open Online

Check out new apparel and CHS Cougar items in the online shopping mall, https://canbyhs.canby.k12.or.us/en-US/the-cougar-shopping-mall-36c32d45


Attendance and Sick Students

To ensure the accuracy and efficiency of our attendance process, please remember the following guidelines:

  • To report an absence, call our attendance line at 503-263-7210 or email chs-attendance@canby.k12.or.us.

  • Please report an absence as soon as possible and no later than 48 hours after the absence.

  • If your student needs to leave class for an appointment, inform the attendance office as soon as possible. This will help us ensure that your student receives a note to leave class in a timely manner.

Remember that attendance matters and students who attend class regularly are more likely to stay on track, graduate on time, learn deeply, and get the most from their high school experience. Please partner with us to ensure great attendance and to remove any attendance barriers.


Bus Transportation

  • If you have any questions or problems with school bus transportation, please email Student Transport of America (STA) at canbyschoolbus@ridesta.com.


CHS Media

Some helpful links to our social media sites:

CHS Website

CHS Instagram: @canbyhighschool, @canbyASB

CHS YouTube: @CHS Announcements

CHS Principal’s Twitter: @Canby_Principal


Spanish Speaking Resources at Canby High School:

Bilingual Main Office Secretary: Jessie Muñoz (503)263-7200

Attendance Office: Jessie Muñoz (503)263-7210

School Resource Officer: Maria DeLuna (503)263-7222

Migrant Coordinator: Karent Robles (503)263-7229

English Language Development Coordinator: Alex Frixione(503)263-7200 ext 5405

9th Grade Counselor: Elizabeth Sommo (503)263-7200 ext 5341

REACH Center: Jeralyn Gonzalez and Veronica Martinez (503)263-7429

Free Food Resources

CHS Free Food Site Links


For Mental Health Resources

**Emergency Services- for life threatening emergencies - 911**

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255

Clackamas County Emergency/Crisis Mental Health Services - 503-655-8585

Non-emergency: 503-742-5335

Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Text NAMI to 741741

Oregon Youthline 877-968-8491 or Text teen2teen to 839863

Trevor Project (LGBTQ+) -866-488-7386 or text START to 678678

Call to Safety: If you are an adult and worried about your safety at home. Interpretation line available.1-888-235-5333

Proyecto Unica: Spanish version of Call to Safety. 503-232-4448

DHS Hotline (Oregon Department of Human Services) If you are worried about the safety of a child, Interpretation services available. 855-503-7233